“. . . brilliant arranger, musical director, and pianist, . . .”
“. . . a potent blend of pianistic articulateness and brisk, swinging accompaniment . . .”
” . . .Vodicka shed an aura around the small stage and it glowed and vibrated with a rare, profound sense of quintessential musical genius, . . . “
“. . . absolutely Rolls Royce trio, who could give lessons in how to accompany a singer.”
“. . . a fine show, assisted by Vodicka’s excellent arrangements . . .”
” . . . Vodicka accompanied her with a deft touch, sensitive, restrained, yet so in the moment, it took my breath away.”
” . . . one of the finest jazz pianists currently in the Los Angeles area.”
Ed Vodicka . . . Pianist, arranger, conductor, composer, orchestrator, music producer, music director and performer are just a few of the “hats” that Ed has donned throughout his career. And, he has made his mark as one of the most sought-after musicians by some of the music industry’s top artists and performers.
Based in Los Angeles, Ed hails originally from Chicago, where he learned and polished his craft at an early age under the tutelage of some of that city’s “old-school” masters. Ed currently focuses his creative attentions on both Hollywood and New York, and enjoys the variety of creative opportunities available to him in both cities. He continues to play, write, produce, conduct and record in every arena of the music industry. In addition to his concert touring throughout the United States either with his trio or as a guest with orchestras, he has been a regular on the Hollywood studio scene for many years, performing on film and television soundtracks as well as record dates.
Ed’s trio recording with the late great jazz vocalist Bill Henderson, “Live At The Kennedy Center” has brought him further critical acclaim. Ed’s new recording “With Respect to Oscar, Wynton and Red . . . a personal tribute to Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Red Garland” is scheduled for release in mid-2021.
In addition, Ed’s long-time association with vocalist Josephine Beavers is back once again, with Josephine returning to the studio and live performances after a long hiatus. Josephine’s album “Prime Time” produced and arranged by Ed was released in January 2020 to much acclaim and charted in the Top 60 on national radio.